Turned the card to portrait for this encaustic landscape and I used the more traditional earthy colours again.
Another attempt at a mixed media painting Chris Forsey style from his video Pushing The Boundaries of Watercolour. I did try to change it a little from his original by adding a tree stump into the centre of the pond rather than having a large focal tree in the central background but am not that sure that it worked. I used too strong a yellow in the background and the painting in real life looks more like there is a forest fire in the background rather than subtle evening sunlight. I quite like it though and it was fun to paint.
I love watching Chris Forsey paint, in fact I could watch him paint all day, he can take rather ordinary scenes and fill them with vibrancy and life. Over the last couple of months I have tried different painting techniques using a variety of media. Chris Forsey’s video, Pushing The Boundaries Of Watercolour, shows you how he starts with a couple of sketches or photos and takes you through his thinking process and how he achieves his resulting masterpieces. I have tried to follow a couple of his paintings from start to finish while changing them ever so slightly. I do like my results but still see many mistakes. This was painted using oil pastels, watercolour, and acrylic inks on bamboo paper.
Here is my latest attempts at a watercolour painting. I was working through Paul Taggart’s lessons and although I did learn a lot I haven’t really done them justice. I am still a bit heavy handed with the paint and my colour mixing needs more practice. There is so much I don’t like about this painting but in doing it I did learn quite a bit and after all I do need the practice. I used bamboo paper just because it was handy and in a gummed block but next time I do watercolour I will use watercolour paper and maybe even stretch it myself as I haven’t tried that yet. Thanks for the lessons Paul.
Lately I have been dabbling in a variety of techniques in my quest to learn to paint and here is simple floral landscape that I painted using Angela Anderson’s tutorial (who got the idea originally from Yvonne Coomber).
It is dead simple, a bit messy and time consuming but a lot of fun.
My great friend Lizzie and I were playing with my encaustic kit the other day and we made a few cards each. I am afraid I don’t have a photo of Lizzie’s but they were very much the same as these.
The colours of wax are all from the starter kit and the card used is the silk coated card (the same as I use for brayering).